BRICE WASSY GROUP

THE BRICE WASSY GROUP

CONTACT

Mélina : 06 51 82 73 27 - booking@bricewassy.com

One of the world most in-demand drummer from an early age, Brice Wassy has performed with some of the leading figures of our time. His versatility has found him accompanying such noted artists as Manu Dibango, Salif Keita, Miriam Makeba, Touré Kunda, Airto Moreira, Jacques Higelin, Daniel Balavoine, Don Cherry, Colin Walcott, Joe Zawinul, the Talking Heads and many others. Brice was one of the first drummers in history to transpose African polyrhythms on a modern drumset with a funky and jazzy groove.

After five noticeable opuses, Brice Wassy Group comes back with a new album, released Fall 2018. Brice steps aside his jazz influences to come back to his roots and blends jazz, rock, traditional Bikutsi, Makossa but also Gnawa beats, and personal compositions. From this apparent complexity arises the simplicity of an African Jazz Dance which invites everyone to feel the moment…

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BRICE WASSY – FLIP SWING

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REVUE DE PRESSE

 

JAZZ AFRICA

melodious, subtly constructed, compositions built on the solid foundation of African tradition.

CAPE TIMES – 2010

There are people who know how to bash their sticks on a kit. And then there are real drummers. Cameroonian Brice Wassy falls into that rarified latter category, a musician who seems to eat, sleep and breathe rhythm. Watching him at work, eyes closed, arms floating, is to experience drumming in a totally superior zone.

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PAN AFRICAN STATION  – 2010

” Credentials aside, Wassy is a formidable talent who deserves to be listen to on his own terms. His music is a full-frontal rhythmic attack profoundly rooted in Africa, but opened to all genres. Bringing together jazz and Afro-pop, he mixes improvisation with sophisticated compositional imagination; elasticity and experimentation with timbre and harmony; instruments new and old. As Fela Kuti once put it, Wassy has ‘opened our minds with the militancy of his message and our hearts to the rhythms of Afrobeat.’ ”

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MARCUS GILMORE – REVIVE MUSIC Interview – 2011

” If I had to recommend drummers for Revivalist readers to listen to I’d have to start with Brice Wassy! He’s an amazing drummer from Cameroon.

  1. Sustainable
  2. Tribal
  3. Zulu
  4. Froggie Chou
  5. Rapela
  6. Balengu Village Brice Wassy
  7. Mystic Brice Wassy
  8. All Blues Brice Wassy
  9. Footprints Brice Wassy
  10. Frenet (No More War) Brice Wassy
  11. Ta Kish Brice Wassy
  12. Ku Ngabeu Brice Wassy
  13. N’ga Funk Brice Wassy
  14. Flip Swing (Rhythmic Therapy) Brice Wassy
  15. Days Off Brice Wassy
  16. Tchokola Brice Wassy
  17. Dance Of Chief (Ndanzi) Brice Wassy
  18. Men Lah Brice Wassy
  19. Me Feeh Brice Wassy